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Offline PeterE

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PeterE - A simple C3 work light
« on: June 10, 2012, 11:01:14 AM »
A work light is very useful, at least for me nowadays requiríng more light than before.  Machine work lights tend to be costly, but when finding a goose-necked LED-light at my local IKEA store, I got two since they very much would lend themselves to become useful work lights.  One for the lathe and one for the mill. The standard item looks as below.

I dismantled the foot from the stem - or rather avoided to assemble them - and then made a small alu bracket from a 10 mm piece from the scrap box.

Fitted the stem to the bracket ready for mounting on the lathe.

Then time to think, where should I attach the light to the lathe? I decided to put it on the splash back and at the far right end near the top. marked out for two holes.

... and fitted the light with two large shallow-headed M4 screws to the splash-back.

The light works very well and the goose-neck is long enough to reach basically to any desirable position for working.

The remaining parts of the foot was a plastic casing and a cast iron disc.

The cast iron disc will come in handy as a back plate for a small ER-16 chuck to fit the C3 flange. Nice when all bits can be used.

An afternoons work with a nice result.

BR

/Peter
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Re: PeterE - A simple C3 work light
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 04:27:38 PM »
well dun

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Re: PeterE - A simple C3 work light
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 03:28:40 PM »
Thank you krv!

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/Peter
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Re: PeterE - A simple C3 work light
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 02:15:55 AM »
Thanks for showing, Peter. :thumbup:

I  like the idea of mounting a flexi light, on the splashguard. 

I keep on telling meself, I can see well enough........... Usually!

I'm going to keep an eye open for a flexi light.

David D
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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: PeterE - A simple C3 work light
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 05:04:57 PM »
Thank you David!

One of those uncomplicated fixes that still works a treat and delivers good functionality at low cost.

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/Peter
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